The company has announced the acquisition of both the Pocketbond and Toyway brands, along with their distributed ranges.
This arrangement was effective from the 19th January.
Pocketbond is a manufacturer of the Classix range of 1/76th scale diecast vehicles, Conflix wargaming products, Emhar plastic construction kits and figures, Nautix radio controlled ships, Scenix 1/76th buildings primarily for model railway use and the Timpo Soft Touch range of animals, dinosaurs and sealife subjects.
Pocketbond also distributes a large range of model and hobby related products including plastic construction kits, figures, tools and accessories. Toyway produces a range of vehicles, animals, figures, gliders, science sets, diecast aircraft and wooden toys.
Bachmann’s David Haarhaus said: “The acquisition of Pocketbond and Toyway by Bachmann Europe enables us to build on the success that both companies have enjoyed over the last three decades. It is clear that all brands within this comprehensive portfolio of model and hobby products will benefit our established markets and complement our core product base in the model railway, diecast vehicles and model soldier sectors.”
Bachmann Europe has also confirmed that Neil Fraser will be joining the company. Neil was part of the management team that worked with the late Philip Brook to establish quality products from several manufacturers including Trumpeter, AFV Club and Pegasus in the UK market.
The Pocketbond and Toyway ranges will be distributed from Bachmann’s existing facilities and stock is currently being transferred from the company’s previous site in Welwyn Garden City.